Joanna Gaines’ New Book Encourages Children to Celebrate Their Unique Gifts
By Cooper Dowd, Staff Writer
FIXER UPPER star Joanna Gaines said that she wrote her new book, titled “The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be,” to encourage children with a simple message.
“The message is about owning all the things that make you who you are,” Joanna told PEOPLE Magazine. “As a little girl, there were times where I felt like I wasn’t accepted.
“I allowed other kids’ words to get into my head and my heart,” Joanna added. “But as an adult, I look back and I realize those moments were just time wasted — me not fully being who I was created to be. This book is meant to be a simple reminder to fully live out your unique gifts and quirks.”
“The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be” is out Nov. 10 and marks Joanna’s second children’s book. In 2019, Joanna wrote, “We Are the Gardeners.”
The story follows a group of children who build hot-air balloons. The story is inspired by her husband Chip and their five children: Drake, 15, Ella, 14, Duke, 12, Emmie, 10, and Crew, 2.
“Chip grew up in Albuquerque, and he went every year with his family to the Balloon Fiesta,” Joanna said. “Two years ago, he surprised us with a trip, and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve seen. By the time the sun rises, you see every shape and size up in the sky. I told Chip I’d love to do a kids’ book on hot-air balloons and how each one is so beautiful but so different.”
Movieguide® previously reported that Chip and Joanna Gaines also plan to reboot their hit show FIXER UPPER on their new cable network, Magnolia.
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We received a few early copies of my new book and I've loved hearing the kids read it out loud all week. Nothing wrong with a daily reminder that the world needs who you were made to be. ❤️ Pre-order at the link in profile, available in stores Nov. 10! #WhoYouWereMadeToBe